Healthcare Economics & Policy

The FDA released draft regulatory framework and complimentary documents detailing its plans to streamline the review of digital health devices, including artificial intelligence (AI) technology, under its Software Precertification (Pre-Cert) initiative.

Montana-based Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital paid $10 million to settle a federal lawsuit accusing its radiology department of fraud, according to unsealed court documents reported by the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

The results drive home the need to incorporate these risk factors during the shared-decision making process between patients and physicians when evaluating lung cancer screening options for high-risk groups, according to the study's authors.

A recent op-ed published by Morning Consult urged Democrats in the House and Senate to permanently repeal the 2.3 percent medical device tax in order bring down healthcare costs and promote innovation.

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) released updated guidelines for using CT imaging in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Bruce J. Tromberg, PhD, was appointed director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) on Jan. 7 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, according to a recent NIBIB news release.

Overall cancer deaths in the United States have steadily declined by 27 percent over the past quarter century, according to a new review from the American Cancer Society (ACS).

A new federal law took effect Jan. 1 requiring all hospitals to post their list prices online. But, as it turns out, what appears online may end up confusing price-conscious patients more than helping them.

A new federal law proposed by CMS took effect on Jan. 1, requiring hospitals to publish online price lists for medical imaging and all other services they provide, according to a recent report by Newsweek.

The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) applauded 12 U.S. governors for writing a letter strongly encouraging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, and Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, to permanently repeal the medical device tax before the end of the year.

General Electric (GE) has filed the paperwork for an initial public offering (IPO) for its healthcare unit, GE Healthcare, according to numerous sources familiar with the ongoing situation. The offering is expected to take place by the middle of 2019.

The final guidance outlines program policies, features and the process for manufacturers when pursuing the breakthrough designation, according to a recent FDA news release.